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Ebola: Liberia shuts
schools to tackle outbreak

CNN, by Staff

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/31/2014 8:45:14 AM

Liberia´s government has announced that it is closing down all schools across the country to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Some communities would be placed under quarantine as well, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said. Non-essential government workers will be sent home for 30 days and the army deployed to enforce the measures. The number of people killed by the virus in West Africa has now reached 672, according to new UN figures. The BBC´s West Africa correspondent Thomas Fessy says treatment facilities have reportedly been overwhelmed in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/31/2014 9:25:01 AM     (No. 9947608)

I wonder how they know the incubation period ends at 20 days. I´ve heard cases of people having other viruses (like HIV) for years, and not showing symptoms.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 7/31/2014 9:58:15 AM     (No. 9947664)

Layman´s question: Won´t the effectiveness of closing schools and also sending many workers home depend on what those people do during their extra time?

The public health gurus no doubt have studied that question.

It is unsettling to see such a disease. Medicine has suppressed so many of the old contagious killers that we tend to be complacent.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Texastealady, 7/31/2014 10:10:55 AM     (No. 9947691)

I really hate to mention it but....when I lived in Corpus Christi, cargo ships & tankers were a common sight unloading at the port with "Liberia" plainly marked on them. I remember because I wasn´t sure where Liberia was on the African continent. Wonder how many ports they visit and are the crew members allowed leave after the long trip crossing the ocean?
Just wondering.........

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wilki029, 7/31/2014 7:59:25 PM     (No. 9948508)

#1 - Ebola is an extremely virulent pathogen. It does not smolder like the HIV virus, it replicates extremely rapidly within the body - think wildfire - and kills the host within days. It completely disrupts the body´s coagulation systems and the person essentially bleeds to death internally and externally. It´s a horrific disease . The only way to survive is with expert critical care which is most likely challenging in countries where outbreaks are occuring. Recommend watching the recent movie "Contagion" - it will scare the bejeebers out of you.

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